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Medicine Development Leader (Senior Director)

Branford, Connecticut; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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Site Name: USA - Connecticut - Branford, UK - London - Brentford, USA - North Carolina - Research Triangle Park, USA - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence Posted Date: Oct 11 2021 *POTENTIAL REMOTE WORKING OPPORTUNITY *IF YOU JOIN VIIV HEALTHCARE, YOU ARE ALSO A GSK EMPLOYEE RECEIVING 100% OF GSK'S TOTAL REWARDS & BENEFITS ViiV Healthcare (VHC) is a pharmaceutical company focused exclusively on HIV, with the community central to everything that we do. As a company focused exclusively on HIV, ViiV HC has embarked on a paradigm changing strategy for treatment and prevention of people living with HIV (PLWHIV). A progressive scientific platform has enabled VHC to build a pipeline of innovative therapies including 2 drug regimens (2DR), long acting (LA) injectables for both treatment and prevention, drugs for heavily treatment experienced patients, and pediatric formulations, fulfilling the VHC wider mission, to leave no person living with, or at risk of HIV left behind. The core purpose of Medicine Development Leader (MDL) role is large scale, strategic leadership of the Medicine Development Team (MDT) and extended partners. The MDL is the most senior leader and asset owner on an MDT, and is accountable for development of strategy, overall delivery and effective resource management (including budget), through effective leadership of the multidisciplinary project team, for a medicine or medicines in development. The MDL can also sometimes be referred to Early Development Leader (EDL) depending on the stage of development of the asset or compound. MDLs must balance the broad strategy and vision of the organization with leading a multi-disciplinary, matrix reporting MDT across ViiV, GSK, and other partner organizations, not just within R&D but also extending outside ViiV, GSK or Pfizer. They are a key architect, accountable for defining the global strategy (including regulatory and payer access), obtaining and managing the overall budget, and the successful delivery for a given medicine. They act as a single point of accountability in ViiV for all aspects of a medicine globally, across the lifecycle, typically from POC/C2MD to file, launch and reimbursement through to patent expiry. This candidate may also be asked to start leading a program earlier in drug development. Job Responsibilities Leads the multi-functional global Medicine Development Team (MDT) responsible for delivery of an asset Proactively direct medicine development strategy and plans for products from Proof of Concept/Commit to Medicine Development to file, launch, reimbursement through to patent expiry, aligned with the Medicine Vision Delivers reimbursable files (including payer access strategy) through leadership of the MDT Contributes to the development of the regional and global strategy for products Interface with Senior Management, internal key stakeholders and external stakeholders to articulate and drive the Medicine Development Strategy Interface with other key functions during the development program such as Commercial to ensure alignment on strategy and project delivery timelines Manages prioritisation of asset's development options to effectively manage the budget Utilizes organizational channels, experience and influencing skills to facilitate successful project progression and effective issue resolution Accountability Accountable for the creation and maintenance of a clear and detailed medicine development strategy. Is the focal point for the development activities of an asset throughout the organization. Accountable for the creation of an integrated asset development plan through leadership of the MDT on a multi-disciplinary and global level Accountable for creation and maintenance of overall project budget. Responsible for representing the MDT at milestone and other key internal reviews at governance boards within ViiV such as VET, PIC, VSLC and within GSK such as SRB and PIB, as appropriate Responsible for influencing integrated multi-disciplinary project activities at a variety of levels, including technical, operational and strategic Responsible for representing ViiV, on behalf of his or her project, and interacting with senior external groups and leaders in the HIV field including but not limited to NIH, DAIDS, ACTG, HPTN, IMPAACT, PENTA, B&MGF, USAID, and PEPFAR, particularly in relation to pediatrics, prevention and other public health issues associated with the HIV epidemic. Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: Physician (MD or DO), PhD, or PharmD with clinical fellowship OR research experience in Infectious Diseases 5 plus years of drug development OR clinical trials experience Experience in establishing and executing an entire drug development strategy, from proof of concept to post-marketing Experience in presenting scientific data to internal key stakeholders and external audiences Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Effective communication skills Good interpersonal relationship building/maintenance Expertise in early development experience (Phase1 to Phase 2a) is a consideration for the optimal candidate 10 plus years of drug development OR clinical trials experience Experience in HIV drug development Excellent leadership experience in a matrix environment Understanding of pharmaceutical job development Why ViiV Healthcare? Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities: Agile and distributed decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk, governance and control, managing ambiguity and paradox. Managing individual performance. Creating a performance culture and driving results, prioritisation, execution, delivering performance. Setting strategic direction and leading on-going organisational transformation. Building a resilient organisation. Building strong relationships and collaboration in service of common goals, engaging the organisation and building trusted external networks for mutual benefit. Managing P&L and capital allocation. *LI-VIIV *LI-GSK #IDPhysicians If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at ViiV, please contact the ViiV Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US). ViiV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class. At ViiV, the health and safety of our employees are of paramount importance. As a science-led healthcare company on a mission to get ahead of disease together, we believe that supporting vaccination against COVID-19 is the single best thing we can do in the US to ensure the health and safety of our employees, complementary workers, workplaces, customers, consumers, communities, and the patients we serve. ViiV has made the decision to require all US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, where allowed by state or local law and where vaccine supply is readily available. The only exceptions to this requirement are employees who are approved for an accommodation for religious, medical or disability-related reasons. Important notice to Employment businesses/ Agencies ViiV does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact ViiV's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to ViiV. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and ViiV. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of ViiV. ViiV shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. Please note that if you are a US Licensed Healthcare Professional or Healthcare Professional as defined by the laws of the state issuing your license, ViiV may be required to capture and report expenses ViiV incurs, on your behalf, in the event you are afforded an interview for employment. This capture of applicable transfers of value is necessary to ensure ViiV's compliance to all federal and state US Transparency requirements. For more information, please visit ViiV's Transparency Reporting For the Record site.
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